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AmenitiesSunset Lake
  • 333.15 acres
  • Birding
  • Trails
  • Water recreation
Sunset Lake Park is the newest protected public park among the many outdoor recreational resources that the South Texas Coastal Bend offers local citizens and visitors.

Sunset Lake Park opened on February 11, 2000, with a dedication and grand opening event that showcased this one of a kind park located between the shores of Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay between Portland and Corpus Christi. It is an ecologically rich wetland and saltwater lake habitat designed and operated to provide a broad range of outdoor recreational opportunities. 

Outdoor Opportunities
Unique to Sunset Lake Park is a 2 mile hike and bike trail constructed on an old roadway that transects one of the most diverse coastal marsh and wetland habitats anywhere along the Texas Coast. Nature interpretation boardwalks provide naturalists a view of hundreds of species of birdlife and bird activity, including roosting, nesting and feeding in a diverse coastal marsh.

Outdoor enthusiasts can fish, swim, canoe, kayak, sail, hike, bike or enjoy birdwatching. The project fulfills a City of Portland vision, where habitat protection and public use are cooperatively planned to improve the outdoor experience, while maintaining our pristine coastal resources. 

Sunset Lake Park is located adjacent to Highway 181 between Portland and Corpus Christi, Texas. The park is located within the City of Portland, only a 1/2 mile from the city's urban area. The site is located along the Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

Contact Information
Any questions concerning this matter should be directed to the Director of Parks and Recreation Kristin Connor at (361) 777-3301.